Comments 'unbalanced and politically motivated', says Syrian representative, as army's onslaught continues
Martin Chulov in Beirut
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 14 June 2011
"The Arab League has publicly criticised the violence in Syria for the first time, saying Arab states are "angry and actively monitoring" the crisis.
The comments from the outgoing secretary general, Amr Moussa, drew a bitter response from Damascus. Syria's representative at the league described them as "unbalanced and politically motivated".
Mounting international condemnation, however, has done little to slow the onslaught of the Syrian army as it pushes through northern border villages...."